Don's Lighthouse Grille

4.6
1549 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Don"s Lighthouse is located along Cleveland's scenic lakefront seven minutes from downtown's sports, theater and concert districts. Situated in a landmark building, Don's offers the freshest seafood, steaks,and chops and is a premier dining spot in Northeast Ohio.
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DebbieH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always an excellent experience when i return to Cleveland.

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TimothyP
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great anniversary dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I was disappointed at the service. Normally the waitress asked if we’re there on a special occasion and is more upbeat. This particular waitress was just going through the motions. It was our 43rd anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I haven’t dined here in several years and the food really exceeded expectations.

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RonH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The dinner was exceptional!

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BrendaZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a quiet dinner in a quiet restaurant. Food was very good, as were the cocktails. We were treated to a yummy lemon cake as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party is the best!! We cannot wait to come back!!

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James
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great, everything arrived at the proper time. Food was delicious and as described on menu. Would definitely go back.

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vipRLS440
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for a friend.
The food was delicious and the service was awesome.
My only disappointment was that the menu posted online was bigger than the one in person.
I was really looking forward to Alaskan King Crab which was on the posted menu but was not on the one at the restaurant.
So I had the filet and it was really good, just not what I wanted.
Everyone else in the party’s meal was really good as well

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CleFoodie
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Don's always provides high quality and high value. It never disappoints.

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SheilaI
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don's Lighthouse is our go-to restaurant for occasions and showing out of town guests the best of the best. Thank you for the scallops, surf and turf and house chardonnay....all excellent.

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KayleighG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drink selection! Perfect ambiance for date night. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Everything was delicious!

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Tahsiyn
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, our waitress was the best I’ve ever had she was so nice and sweet!

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GaryW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was super nice. The waitress was excellent, she was there for everything!

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bernadetteg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service was excellent. Background music was audible but not too loud that you had to speak loudly. We had lobster and filet and crab cake. French onion soup was delicious too. I would go there again when in Cleveland.

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BrianK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming throwback restaurant vibes. Great food, great value, diverse menu offerings. Cool bar situation up front. Mad that we've never dined here before! That will definitely change.

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Bert
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very nice. She got our drinks quickly then gave overviews on some of the menu items. The service was smooth. Our salads and entrees were wonderful as always. We were celebrating a birthday and received a complimentary dessert. It was a very nice and relaxing meal.

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vipDnttlt
Las Vegas
59 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don's is our GO TO when we're in Cleveland. They NEVER fail or even stumble. Mary was EXCELLENT and the food was prepared as ordered and delivered HOT.
Kudos yet again.

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RonS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Our server was phenomenal. Will definitely go back

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CarolM
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The pretzel crusted walleye was superb. Arrived at the table piping hot! Generous portion.

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Nene1227
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nice place and quiet. The waitress was very nice I believe her name was Heather.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Crab cake, zucchini fried and bruschetta were so flavorful and the swordfish was cooked to perfection

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and we will definitely be back. The seafood was outstanding along with our server. The Portuguese Seafood Stew was delicious and quite filling. Their bread was amazing for dipping it in the sauce.

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KPell
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. Took my mom here and had a wonderful time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon over couscous with tomato sauce and fresh spinach was fabulous. They honored my request to reduce garlic. Servers were wonderful.

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shorty
Cleveland
69 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Met a friend there for our birthday lunch and had great food and a wonderful time. We did not feel rushed at all.

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Tap3241
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food just over priced in the dinning room. Eat during happy hour at the bar and save money.

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ericaw
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

My date was given food that he didn’t order so his food had to go back and we weren’t able to eat together. We weren’t ordered any condiments for our steak and my spinach was very salty as well as my mashed potatoes.

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LOISG
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Not impressed with our seating. I felt like I was sitting in a back room (maybe I was?) but the food and the service was outstanding. Will definitely come back again.

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife chose Don's as the destination for her birthday dinner this year. I had dined there before, but she had not. We had reservations for 6 PM on a Friday evening. There was no wait, our table was immediately available, and our waitress introduced herself the moment we were seated. My wife started with the French Onion soup, and I had the mussels. Both appetizers were very good, and the butter sauce in which the mussels were served was a great 'dip' for the crusty bread provided. We both had the Delmonico steak, hers was medium well, mine medium. Both were cooked exactly to order, tender, and with just the right amount of marbling and char to add the perfect grill flavor. Sides were fingerling potatoes with bacon bits and onion (delicious) and green beans. My wife commented that this was one of the only times she'd ever had green beans cooked as perfectly as these were. All in all, it was a wonderful experience, and we will be visiting again!

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favs., not there often but never disappointed.

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Rebel
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food at a good value. Have very good Happy Hour.

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LatishaL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Our waitress was great! Could have asked for a better experience. Bring your coins, but it’s worth it!

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AnthonyM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner experience. Great ambiance…
Our waitress was extremely attentive and very familiar with the menu.
We were also surprised with a cake for our anniversary.
Great food…
Great service…
Worth every penny

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DorAH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to dine with very good seafood selections.

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CassandraH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

To start our waiter Norman was amazing! He made the entire night feel like a breeze and made sure we felt welcomed while at Dons.

We decided to come here to celebrate our 3rd anniversary and we were very pleased with our service. The food came out very fast, and was excellently prepared. We got the calamari appetizer, the pretzel crusted walleye, and the steak and lobster meal. All things we would recommend to anyone. We didn’t plan on ordering dessert but Norman surprised us with a light and delicious slice of chocolate mouse cake and it even had a little candle on it!

Overall, I would recommend everyone to go to Dons at least once and try the amazing food, drinks and service!

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MarisaK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and will return! First time and will not be my last!

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vipMichaelaF
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing. Always good food and drinks.

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catnip420
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A great place in desperate need of an update. Food was good and service was great, but i really wanted to call jon tafferr for some help for them.

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Don's Lighthouse Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 1549 OpenTable diners.

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